One often wonders as to why certain section of youth behave the way they do, and why their immense potential never gets harnessed properly. There is nothing to blame the youth for this state of affairs. It is the environment that prevails around and no tangible efforts are made or rather avoided by the people concerned. Number of young people are in a constant state of confusion or in a dilemma as what to do and what not to do and either they give in to parental pressure or at best to the peer pressure mostly to the latter. Very few are aware of their own inner aptitude and end up in totally alien areas.
All that they know is to get some good marks in some course or the other to start their lives and achieve success. But sadly these days ‘marks alone’ won’t work, being worldly wise is the most vital attribute. In such a scenario the book “Youth in Nation Building : The Way Forward” comes as a fresh breath of air which goes much beyond the conventional class rooms to guide the youngsters to set on a course of their choice and move ahead with full vigor. India’s demographic advantage puts a heavy responsibility on the young shoulders as they are the true Nation Builders. Nation Building is a default function in the sense whatever work if done sincerely and honestly shall contribute to Nation Building.
The book highlights, the concept of nation building stressing upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the need for seeking value based education, character and personality building etc. Next it lays great emphasis on maintaining sound health shedding bad habits if any thus becoming an asset to the nation with knowledge, skills, values, and character and sound personality etc. The book touches upon the world bodies, glimpses of Indian history, its unsung heroes and Northeastern States, and India’s glorious ancient education system, briefly dwelling upon India’s spiritual greatness and finally culminates with large number of case studies/stories to inspire and motivate the youth to put their best foot forward. Written in simple English the book is very useful for anyone of ages between 15 to 29 who is about to either start or achieve success in life. The author is an accomplished writer and educationist as Chancellor of two private universities with more than two decades of experience in dealing with thousands of youths in various capacities and large repertoire of publications to his credit.
Author : Colonel Dr. VRK Prasad
Publisher : DPS Publishing House, 4598/12b, Gola Cottage, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi 110 002
Price : Rs. 295/- Available on Amazon and Flipkart